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New Business Ethics book launched
03 November, 2014

Commerce students will no doubt face ethical dilemmas when they enter the working world, and with this in mind three academics from UCT – Dr Greg Fried, Dr George Hull and Jimmy Winfield - have launched a book to help them face these challenges.

Published by Fairest Cape Press, Business Ethics & Other Paradoxes: How Philosophy Answers Questions about the Ethics of Business is useful for teaching ethics and critical thinking skills to undergraduate or postgraduate students as well as business professionals.

It is authored by three academics - Jimmy Winfield from the College of Accounting, and George Hull and Greg Fried from the Department of Philosophy. It draws on their years of experience jointly teaching the course Business Ethics to students.


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Nine new fellows a sign of UCT's 'research strength'
20 October, 2014

Nine fellows were inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows this year, "a great sign of the strength of research" at UCT, said Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price at the College of Fellows' annual dinner on 9 October 2014.

"You are role models," he said. "You are the reason why people come here to do postgraduate degrees. You are the reason why we have a high numbers of citations and get praised for the creative work that gets done at the university."


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Phishing scams: you are the weakest link
26 September, 2014

It's a hectic day at the office, with the phone ringing off the hook and requests streaming in from your boss and colleagues. A new email message catches your eye. Coming from admin@uct-webmail.ac.za, it reads: "Urgent!!! Your email account has been put on-hold by our server due to irregularities. Please click this link and log in to avoid having your account suspended."

Losing your email account is a problem you don't need at the moment, so you click the link, quickly enter your UCT login credentials and get on with your work.The email described above is an example of "phishing" – a social engineering technique that criminals use to get you to hand over personal, confidential information – which they then use for malicious and often financially damaging purposes.


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